Family Works still seeking home base

Family Works still seeking home base

The Family Works Centre at Turret House, Fox St, Featherston. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Family Works Wairarapa is still in operation at Featherston’s Turret House as they have yet to find a permanent home for their new base in...

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Retirement: Laying down the law

Retirement: Laying down the law

Retiring lawyer Ainslie Hewton with a 1910 clock from her Aunty Cath, which helped make her rooms more homely. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz After more than 20 years of serving the community at her Bannister St cottage,...

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Following Bilbo Baggins

Following Bilbo Baggins

Baxter Murray on a training tramp around Lake Waikaremoana. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Inspired by Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, Year 9 Kuranui pupil Baxter Murray and his dad Dave, are embarking on their own great adventure. They plan to hike the entire length of New Zealand...

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Bus crash

Bus crash

A charter bus carrying 41 teenagers crashed into an Eketahuna lifestyle block, 10 had to be taken to hospital. PHOTO/ROBYN ANGUS 41 teens on board, 10 taken to hospital Bus ends up 30cm away from stream Eli Hill eli.hill@age.co.nz One Eketahuna couple had a “crazy...

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Green initiative

Green initiative

Robert Padget with lawnmowers on their way to Whanganui Prison. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz A new initiative has seen prisoners and those serving community work sentences involved in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle by using...

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Iconic hut reopens

Iconic hut reopens

The new Powell Hut shines in the sun. PHOTO/ SUPPLIED Great views from new hut EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz The most popular hut in the Tararua Range has been rebuilt and is open for business as of Friday. A group of trampers, locals, and Department of Conservation...

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Council chief hit by car

Council chief hit by car

The Carterton pedestrian crossing where Jane Davis was injured on July 4. On Friday night, a car speeds across in front of pedestrians. PHOTO/ELI HILL Mixed opinions about pedestrian crossing GIANINA SCHWANECKE and ELI HILL The woman hospitalised after being hit by a...

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Resignation to mayoral aspiration

Resignation to mayoral aspiration

Dayle Harwood announces a mayoralty campaign for South Wairarapa. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Former South Wairarapa district councillor Dayle Harwood is looking to shake things up at this year’s local body elections, announcing he will run for...

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Junior rangers in the making

Junior rangers in the making

In pink, Solenne Taylor, and in black, Tate Newnham, both enjoying the chance to feed the eels. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN. Staff at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre could be doing themselves out of a job. The Junior Ranger School Holiday Programme is arming children aged from 5...

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Papawai Marae on heritage list

Papawai Marae on heritage list

Papawai Marae which is set to enter the New Zealand Heritage List. PHOTO/FILE Wahi tipuna status to recognise ancestral significance of site PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Papawai Marae on Pah Rd, five kilometres east of Greytown, is to enter the New Zealand Heritage...

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Poetry again finds its place

Poetry again finds its place

Seven-year-old Victor McGrath’s poem ‘Boys Only at the Beach’ attracts an audience at Queen Elizabeth Park. PHOTOS/EMILY IRELAND Masterton District Council provides funding, support GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz New outdoor poem displays, which...

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PGF target for Hood’s runway work

PGF target for Hood’s runway work

Hood Aerodrome manager David Hayes stands by the airport's runway. PHOTO/FILE Thriving region needs airport STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz Government funding will be targeted to pay for an upgrade of the Hood Aerodrome runway – a precursor to a return of a...

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